The Bayou Strangler: Louisiana's Most Gruesome Serial Killer
Ronald J. Dominique....THE BAYOU STRANGLER....Never heard of him....And now I know why.
RJD was a serial killer who worked his evil in the state of Louisiana preying on young gay black men killing twenty-three between 1997-2006 before he was finally apprehended due to the perseverence of two law enforcement officers.
A gay white man himself, Dominique lured his victims with promises of money and sex....and sometimes even a photo of a pretty girl, and after the act, proceeded to strangl...more
When I read true crime I prefer a more matter of fact and less sensationalized approach. I would have liked to know more about his family and what drove him to these crimes and less about his "pulsating" slang for male sex organ. Not much of his family life was disclosed other than he may have been molested by a priest or ...more
While at roughly the same period in time, Derrick Todd Lee, an African American man was killing white women in the sam ...more
This was a hard book to read, the fact that those who were being killed were homosexual and not worth the bother in the eyes of the law at the time upset me. Knowing that being different made you less of a human being, and less of a priority, when others of the same orientation were being systematically killed was just wrong. I do not remember any of these murders being mentioned on the news during that time, showing even more, that the men being killed didn't matter ...more
It were not just black men but also white but mainly young black males. The killer is such a cowardly weakling. I am sure he kept on lying and so how much those victims had to go through we will never know.
This book tells the story of Ronald J. Dominique, who killed more victims than any other serial killer in the United States during the past two decades. His reign of terror took place around the same time frame that Dennis Rader, the BTK Killer, was on the loose in Kansas. However, Dominique's ...more
While the crimes were truly awful the story, as told here by author Fred Rosen, isn't very interesting. I know how that sounds; terrible, horrible crimes that are kind of dull? But it's true. I don't know if it is because killer Dominique is so blan ...more
My issue with this book and author is his interchangeable use of county and parish. He mentions at the beginning of the book that Louisiana is unique in that it has parishes instead of counties, yet he chooses to use county often. H ...more
Rosen's published works in the genre include Lobster Boy, There But For the Grace: Survivors of the 20th Century’s Infamous Serial Killers and When Satan Wore a Cross.
He is also the winner of Library Journal’s Best Reference Source 2005 award for The Historical Atlas of American Crime, and has w ...more